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       Alexander Pleshcheyev

Pseudonym:
       Aleksandr Pleshchepupovich Chernobrysow, Active Mameluke and Bogdogan, Choirmaster of the Cowpox, Privileged Galvanist of the Delicate Arranger of Divers Musical Tummy-Rumblings, Including the Fully Scored Howling Herewith Appended

V.A. Zhukovsky (1858–1918), a minor poet, assumed for a frivolous 'Greek balled rendered in the Russian style' entitled 'Yelena Ivanovna Protasova, or Friendship, Impatience, an Cabbage' (1811), published under the name: ‘Maremyan Danilovich Zhukovyatnikov, President of the Commission on the Construction or the Muratov House, Author of the Crowded Stables, Fire-breathing Ex-president of the Old Kitchen Garden, Knight of the Three Livers, and Commander of the Gallimaufry’.
Alexander Pleshcheyev, a friend of Zhukovsky, wrote some 'critical comments' in this same ballad under what must be one of the lengthiest and weirdest pseudonyms ever devised by any writer: ‘Aleksandr Pleshchepupovich Chernobrysow, Active Mameluke and Bogdogan, Choirmaster of the Cowpox, Privileged Galvanist of the Delicate Arranger of Divers Musical Tummy-Rumblings, Including the Fully Scored Howling Herewith Appended’. The preposterous personal name that heads the pseudonym, although based on Plescheyev's real name, has a meaning that works out something like ‘Alexander Splashnavelovich Shooblackcatoff’; ‘Mameluke’ and ‘Bogdohan’ in the name are mellifluous titles of, respectively, classes of Egyptian rulers and Chinese emperors. 

See also Valentin Alekseevich Zhukovsky.

Source:
Room, A. (1981), ‘Names with a Different’, Naming Names, pp.60–61


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